Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Familiarizing students with diverse types of rhythm in English poetry
Author(s): Lok Raj Sharma
Abstract: Rhythm, which produces music in poetry, is one of the prominent elements of poetry. The rhythmic quality of poetry makes poems pleasing to perceive, appealing to recite and effortless to memorize. This rhythmic quality of poetry makes poetry different from other genres of literature. Most of the learners find rhythm tough and boring. The article writer has attempted to present several examples and analyses to remove its toughness and boringness. The principal objective of this article is to familiarize the readers with diverse types of rhythm in English poetry. A number of poetic lines from varied poems composed by various poets have been presented as a sample to discern the diverse types of rhythm in English poetry. Demonstration and analysis of poetic lines that highlight different types of rhythm in poetry are executed as a method for the study. The research design employed in this study is qualitative- descriptive in nature. This article is considered to be useful to those who are interested in studying and reciting English poetry. It is concluded that better understanding of the diverse types of rhythm in English poetry helps the readers comprehend and enjoy the musicality of poetry.